AuSM Staff

In an effort to eliminate distracted driving during the holidays, Jim Ellis Automotive Group recently announced that employees at each of its 15 dealerships are taking a pledge to be more attentive. For every person who takes the pledge before January, the group said it will make a donation to the National Safety... Read More

AuSM Staff

Franchised dealerships have seen scores of customers arrive at their service departments to have defective Takata airbags replaced. Now, it’s the automakers’ turn to be compensated for the matter. The special master in the criminal case involving Takata announced that he launched the $850 million... Read More

CPO car sales pass 2.4 million units

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Certified pre-owned vehicle sales in November were steady with year-ago figures, and year-to-date numbers remained slightly above the pace from 2016. According to Autodata Corp., CPO sales climbed 0.1 percent year-over-year, reaching 202,824 units for the month. Through 11 months, there have been 2.42 million... Read More

AuSM Staff

AutoNation announced Monday that it is gearing up to host hiring events in Central and South Florida on Dec. 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). The company said hundreds of open sales and service positions are currently available in both South and Central Florida. Management representing more than 20... Read More

Ally nominates 47 for TIME Dealer of Year

AuSM Staff

Ally Financial announced Monday that it has chosen 47 U.S. dealers as nominees for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Each year, the award recognizes several successful dealers who show a strong commitment to community service. In addition to a $1,000 contribution from Ally for each dealer's charity of... Read More

Autotrader names latest top CPO deals

AuSM Staff

As shoppers take advantage of November’s extra special incentive deals surrounding holiday shopping, Autotrader has come out with its top picks for certified pre-owned deals this month. Autotrader’s list includes Land Rover's CPO program, which touts special incentives on CPO versions of the Range Rover... Read More

AuSM Staff

Kerrigan Advisors determined dealerships not only are moving metal this year, but they’re also turning their entire operations at quite a clip, too. The firm’s Blue Sky Report for Q3 2017 indicated the dealership buy/sell market is poised for its most active year ever with more than 200 transaction closings... Read More

Where used- and new-car sales could finish November

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Used-car sales could slide under 3 million units this month, but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate is still projected to approach 39 million sales. That’s according to a forecast released last week by Edmunds. The company is projecting 2.9 million used-car sales for November, down from 3.2 million last... Read More

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